The short and sweet answer to what makes honey taste the way it does is that honey contains sugar that comes from nectar. No, not that stuff they call the nectar of the gods—it’s the nectar of the plants. Bees gather nectar from plants for their food supply and then transform that nectar into sweet
Ah, honey—this sweet golden nectar has been considered a stimulant as far back as 500 BC when Greek philosopher and father of modern medicine Hippocrates prescribed it to increase sexual vigor. In Biblical times, Palestine was the “land of milk and honey,” denoting its abundance of blessings and fertility. Honey is believed to be the
If you’re wondering about honey crystallization then start here. Honey is a supersaturated sugar solution made up of water and a mix of sugars—mostly glucose and fructose. Over time, the sugar begins to “precipitate out” of the solution, which means the water separates from the glucose, causing the sugar to take crystal form. When honey
Chef Carrie Schloss of The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook, used to eat a lot of groundnut stew while traveling in West Africa. This lentil and sweet potato stew reminds her of those times, despite the lack of groundnuts (peanuts). It’s a hearty, protein-loaded vegetarian dish with a mellow curry flavor. Eat this stew on its own, with
A typical granola bar is loaded with sugar, but it is easy to make your own (healthier) bars, especially if you don’t have to bake them. A combination of oats, crispy brown rice cereal, and almonds provides these bards with a soft, yet crunchy, texture. Add some chocolate chips and cocoa honey to mix, and you have a sweet, satisfying, wholesome treat in no time.